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Karlshamn statue
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Someone asked about a statue  in Sweden referred to in an internet article, so here it is. It's in Karlshamn, a very small town in southern Sweden nowadays, but was once an important seaport and the point of departure for many Swedish emigrants to the USA in the 18th and 19th centuries. The statue, by Axel Olsson, shows a couple at the point of departure, the man looking resolutely towards the future and the woman looking back over her shoulder, with many doubts and possible regrets.

[Image: Statue_of_Oskar_and_Kristina_in_Karlshamn.jpg]


https://www.routeperfect.com/sweden/blek...-monument/

A "twin" statue stands in Lindstrom, Minnesota in the USA, to signify the arrival of the Swedish migrants.
 
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(02-10-2016, 11:11 AM)judgefoozle Wrote: Someone asked about a statue  in Sweden referred to in an internet article, so here it is. It's in Karlshamn, a very small town in southern Sweden nowadays, but was once an important seaport and the point of departure for many Swedish emigrants to the USA in the 18th and 19th centuries. The statue, by Axel Olsson, shows a couple at the point of departure, the man looking resolutely towards the future and the woman looking back over her shoulder, with many doubts and possible regrets.

[Image: Statue_of_Oskar_and_Kristina_in_Karlshamn.jpg]


https://www.routeperfect.com/sweden/blek...-monument/

A "twin" statue stands in Lindstrom, Minnesota in the USA, to signify the arrival of the Swedish migrants.

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